CPCS A20 Hoist Driver/Operator Theory Test Answers

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CPCS A20 Hoist Driver/Operator Course Description

This Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) training course is aimed at those who operate a Hoist and is only applicable for candidates who have passed the CSCS Health, Safety and Environment touchscreen test for Operatives within the past two years.

The A20 Hoist Training has many endorsements and CPCS certification for the CPCS Hoist (A20) training course includes:

  • A20A: Hoist – Rack and Pinion Goods
  • A20B: Hoist – Passenger/Goods Combined
  • A20C: Hoist – Rope Operated Goods
  • A20D: Hoist – Transport Platform

Delegates will need to choose which area of the CPCS Hoist training course to take based on the requirements of their current job role.

If you are a Private Individual looking to undertake CPCS training for a Hoist, the implications are very different from those of a CITB registered construction company.

There are both Foundation and Experienced Worker CPCS courses available for these different endorsements; Experienced Worker training courses are only for operators with 2 or more years’ recent experience.

Successful delegates will gain the CPCS red card (trained operator), which is valid for 2 years. Candidates who hold the this CPCS card can then apply to complete the NVQ in Plant Operations to secure a Blue Competence CPCS Card.

CPCS Course Detail

The course is largely the same for both Foundation and Experienced Worker courses, but foundation CPCS courses will be longer in duration and include further theory/practical training to that of the Experienced Worker course.

The CPCS theory test is a verbal questions and answer session which will take approximately an hour to complete. The CPCS practical test for the Hoist must be completed within fifty minutes and will consist of the candidate using the machine to complete a variety of activities and manoeuvres including loading and unloading platforms.

This CPCS course includes the following elements:

  • The nature of the sector of industry
  • Roles and responsibilities of the operator
  • Basic construction, controls and terminology relating to the Hoist
  • Pre-use and running checks
  • Signals, instructions and hoist working limitations
  • How to place the hoist in an out of service condition, isolate it and secure it
  • Precautions for overhead services and other hazards
  • Emergency lowering functions
  • Relevant regulations and legislation